National Basketball Association announce dunk, three-point and skills challenge contestants

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George was announced as one of eight players selected to the JBL Three-Point Contest, which will take place February 17 at All-Star Weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The last event is the Taco Bell Skills Challenge where Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks try to defend his crown.

The Three-Point Shootout features a quality sharpshooting field of Klay Thompson, Bradley Beal, Eric Gordon, Devin Booker, Paul George, Kyle Lowry, Tobias Harris, and Wayne Ellington.

"The Orlando Magic's 6'9", 220-pounder was the runner-up to Zach LaVine in the incredible 2016 dunk contest. On Friday evening before the Lakers' contest against the Brooklyn Nets, Nance Jr. showed up in a shirt with his father's image printed on it, who was the first ever NBA Slam Dunk Contest victor back in 1984 as a member of the Phoenix Suns.

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Not only that, Aamir even went on to challenge his "friends", superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. He also challenged his co-star Sonam Kapoor and today, she posted a picture on her Instagram account.

Oladipo previously competed in the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest in NY as a member of the Orlando Magic, where he was runner-up to Minnesota's Zach LaVine.

The North Carolina State product is averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebound per game.

Larry Nance Jr. was named as one of the participants for on Thursday night.

Dallas selected Smith Jr. with the 9th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Even his missed dunks are spectacular. The Staples Center should be going wild in support of the third-year forward (who is quietly putting together a terrific season). After watching each of the videos, it will likely become clear that the competition will not be easy for Oladipo and that the National Basketball Association chose some seriously gifted players for this event.